Acceptability of LNS for Infants and Young Children in Guatemala

2014-08-27 03:12:44 | BioPortfolio


This study aims to assess the acceptability of lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) for use as nutritional supplements for infants and young children in Guatemala.

The study will be conducted in three phases. Phase 1 will be a test-feeding to compare the acceptability of two different flavors of LNS (peanut and cinnamon) in infants and young children and their mothers or caregivers in terms of taste, smell and texture, as well as amount of the test-dose consumed. In Phase 2, children in the Phase 1 trial will receive a 2-week supply of one of the LNS products, which they will consume daily in their homes for 14 days under real-life conditions. Direct observation of supplement use and in-depth interviews with mothers, caregivers and health staff providing services in communities will be part of this phase too. In Phase 3, focus group discussions will be held with participants (mothers and caregivers) as well as with health staff providing services in communities to discuss different aspects of infant and child feeding and best ways for the LNS product to be used in the context of Guatemala.

We hypothesize that both flavors of LNS will be accepted by Guatemalan infants and young children children and their mothers or caregivers.

Study Design

Control: Uncontrolled, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label




Lipid-based supplement (LNS)


Fundacion de la Caficultura para el Dessarrollo Rural (FUNCAFE)
zona 1




University of California, Davis

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:44-0400

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